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Al Franken : FACT CHECK: Lies & The Lying Liars Who Tell Them

FACT CHECK: Lies & The Lying Liars Who Tell Them

Eagan, Minn. – Senator Al Franken (D-MN) is now running full-sprint from his record as the most loyal Democrat in the Senate, the Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate campaign said today. The Franken for Senate campaign is out with a new ad in which Franken claims to work well with Republicans in the Senate. Earlier this month, National Journal reported that Franken has broken with his party leadership only twice this year, making him the most loyal Democrat in the Senate. In January, Politico reported that Franken is the Senator least likely to reach across the aisle and co-sponsor bipartisan legislation.

“Al Franken, who votes with President Obama 97% of the time, is the most loyal, partisan Democrat in Washington. That is a fact,” said McFadden spokesman Tom Erickson. “For Senator Franken to make the audacious claim that he is bipartisan is a whopper of a lie. Franken broke from his party only twice in the past year and is the Senator least likely to reach across the aisle to work on bipartisan legislation. If Senator Franken is lying about his work with Republicans, it really makes you wonder what else he isn’t being honest about.”

FALSE FRANKEN CLAIM: ANNOUNCER: “Franken owes much of his success so far to his ability to forge alliances with Republican Senators.” (Source: Franken TV Ad, August 27, 2014)

THE FACTS: Franken Is Most Loyal, Most Partisan Democrat In The Senate:

REPORT: Sen. Franken Is The Most Loyal Democrat In The Senate, Breaking With His Party Just Twice In The Last Year. “Looking back to 2014, there’s a notable name on the other end of the Senate’s party unity scale. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is running for a second term after winning his first by just 312 votes in 2008. But Franken has only voted against his party twice out of 161 votes in 2013 and 2014, a 99 percent record that beats Elizabeth Warren’s.”   (Scott Bland, “Vulnerable Incumbents Were Most Likely to Stray From Party Line This Congress,” National Journal, August 19, 2014)

REPORT: Sen. Franken Is The Most Partisan Senator In Washington. “The most likely to co-sponsor a bipartisan bill in the House was Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah), with 73.1 percent of the bills he co-sponsored introduced by a member of the other party. The least was Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), with 1.2 percent of the bills he co-sponsored authored by someone on the other side of the aisle. In the Senate, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) led the way, with 72.9 percent of her bills. Last among senators counted was Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), at 9.7 percent.”   (Tal Koplan, “Report: David Vitter, Alan Grayson introduce most bills,” Politico, January 9, 2014)

Star Tribune’s Doug Tice Likens Franken To A Mindless Chicken Pecking For Corn.“Franken has become a typical climber on Capitol Hill: He almost always votes in lockstep with the majority of his party, demonstrating all the independence of mind of a well-trained rooster pecking the proper button to obtain a kernel of corn.”  (Doug Tice, “Franken’s ‘rubber stamp’ ways are pretty normal,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 16, 2014)

WCCO-TV: It’s True That Franken Votes With Obama 97% Of The Time. “The ad, with a humorous tone, ties Franken to Obama with a very Minnesotan insult: a Franken look-alike struggling to back his boat into the water. ‘Al Franken keeps missing the mark. Badly,’ the ad says. ‘Franken has a 97 percent voting record with President Obama.’ McFadden’s claim is true. In every year since 2008, Franken overwhelmingly voted with the Democrats and President Obama.”  (Pat Kessler, “Reality Check: Ad Slams Franken’s Record Voting In Line With Obama,” WCCO-TV, August 25, 2014)

Frank(en)ly Hypocritical…

Frank(en)ly Hypocritical
Democrat Attacks GOPers Who Supported President Bush, Won’t Comment On Voting With Obama 97% Of The Time

Minneapolis, Minn. – Using Sen. Franken’s own words against him, the Republican Party of Minnesota today released a new video that juxtaposes the Al Franken of 2008 with the Al Franken of 2014. At 2008’s Farmfest, Franken relentlessly attacked his opponent for voting with President Bush, but at Farmfest last week, Sen. Franken refused to discuss his own record of supporting President 97% of the time.

“Why is it that Al Franken refuses to be honest about voting with President Obama 97% of the time?” asked MNGOP Chairman Keith Downey. “In 2008, Minnesotans couldn’t turn on the TV without listening to Franken rail against his opponent for voting with an unpopular President, but now that he’s voted with Obama 97% of the time, Franken refuses to talk about his unwavering support for the now-unpopular President.  If there is one thing voters reject, it’s hypocrisy, maybe it’s time he gets a taste of his own medicine.”

Background

Franken: “A satirist sees the hypocrisies and absurdities in the world and cuts through the baloney.”
(Newsweek, September 17, 2007

Morning Miscellany ……………..

Mexico is ‘upset’?

Tough, is our border, they are the invaders..

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On one side we have thugs and terrorists launching missiles on a civilian population.’

On the other we have the nation being attacked defending themselves..

And being called ‘NAZIS” by the pointless and useless United Nations..

Which is filled with tinpot dictators and despots.

I choose Israel..

And we have John Kerry, spineless, traitorous, rich LIEberal telling Israel to cave and give it up to HAMAS..

Israel ignores Kerry..GOOD!

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Plagiarism..

Minnesota’s own lefty clown Al Franken so accused!!

The 2nd Democrat to be accused was Franken..

Here is another!!

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 Giving up Rights for politicians is wrong..

Politicians were once people also, now…

Remember people and fools…We were all created equal..

Is men placed in power by whatever means that has made us ‘unequal’..

And Washington is just about the worst for power hungry, greedy thugs..

So one needs to protect oneself from said thugs and criminals..aka Politicians..

And the DC Police Chief seems to agree…

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500.00 to ‘rat’ on you for buying…

New York State Police placed a sign encouraging customers to call the terrorism tips hotline to report “suspicious activity” like purchasing MREs, flashlights, ammunition, match containers, gas masks and anything else the common “prepper” would buy.

Can you say tyranny?

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Scumbags form the SPLC want the Government to..

Go on the offensive against growing ‘right wing threat’!

What exactly are they threatening?

Other then standing up for the Rights Guaranteed in the Constitution, individual Liberty and such mundane topics in the Progressive Commie world that is the Left..

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The Idiots are loose on the CSGV Facebook page…

Over this..

CSGV would not know ‘data’ or ‘facts’ if they kicked them in the butt..

As proved by their ‘choice’ to ignore over 2000 daily uses of firearms to protect people…

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Fact checking, truth, reality..

Not something the Progressive DemocRATS worry about..

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MN Senators aim to reverse religious freedoms, Hobby Lobby ruling?

On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores that the Administration’s contraceptive mandate as applied to closely held for-profit corporations violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) passed by Congress in 1993.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) has now introduced the “Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act (S. 2578)”that would reverse the Hobby Lobby decision and go even farther by jeopardizing the conscience rights of all employers to opt out of covering healthcare services that they deem morally objectionable.

Both Minnesota Senators, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Al Franken, have signed on to this bill, which could more aptly be described as a “religious freedom deprivation act.”  

The bill they have co-authored negates any current and future right that employers, insurers, or employees may have, under RFRA or any other federal law, to opt out of federally mandated coverage for specific reasons of conscience. This would include late-term abortion coverage, if the federal government decided to add it to its list of “preventative services.”

The U.S. Senate may vote on this anti-conscience rights bill as soon as TODAY. Please urge senators Klobuchar and Franken to reconsider their sponsorship of S. 2578 and to vote AGAINST this bill.

If you have one minute, click on the following link to send a message to senators Klobuchar and Franken right now:https://www.votervoice.net/NCHLA/Campaigns/36673/Respond

Even better, call their D.C. office to voice your concern directly! Share this message with them:

“Please do NOT support the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act (S. 2578). This misnamed measure revokes conscience rights guaranteed not only by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but other federal laws too. Congress has never passed legislation with the specific purpose of reducing Americans’ religious freedom. It should not consider doing so now.”
Senator Klobuchar’s D.C. office number:
202-224-3244 or 1-888-224-9043
Senator Franken’s D.C. office number:
202-224-5641

MNCC Letter to Klobuchar and Franken

Franken Hiding From His Record After Backing Out Of Obama Events

Franken Hiding From His Record After Backing Out Of Obama Events

  
President Obama is visiting Minnesota today and tomorrow and even though Sen. Franken said he would “welcome Pres. Obama” he backed out at the last second. We all know Sen. Franken’s record is a rubber stamp of the unpopular President and now Franken is hiding from his record.

In response to President Obama’s campaign swing into Minnesota, Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Keith Downey released the following statement today:

“Just ten Months after promising to welcome the president to Minnesota, Al Franken is now running from the President he has supported 98% of the time. The Obama-Franken agenda is sending this country in the wrong direction. Just yesterday we learned that the healthcare law is another reason for the shrinking economy,” said Keith Downey MNGOP Chairman. “Al Franken may be able to run away from Obama today, but he won’t be able to run from his record on election day.”